What would you choose to name in honor of former Michigan Governor John Engler?
How about the I-75 off-ramp to Flushing, Michigan? Maybe a municipal dump? Or perhaps, more appropriately, a private dump?– afterall Engler is the father of the privatization movement in Michigan. Maybe he should be crowned after the era that marks him as the father of the economic downfall of a once great state — a demise that predates (and seems to outlive) the national and global crash by years.
GOP House Rep. Pete Lund (R-36) wants to name the governor’s office in the Michigan Capitol after the bungling idiot who is Michigan’s equivalent to George W. Bush. You may recall, it was Engler’s endorsement of Bush that helped secure him the 2000 nomination, and subsequently put the Michigan governor on the short list for possible presidential running mates. Enlger’s lieutenant governor was Dick Posthumus, daddy to the most inexperienced and easily bought House Education Chairperson in the history of the state — Lisa Posthumus-Lyons.
The Associated Press reports:
Republican Rep. Pete Lund of Macomb County’s Shelby Township said Wednesday that naming the office for Engler is appropriate because what Engler did to change the direction of Michigan “was incredible and cannot be overstated.”
Yup, it was “incredible” alright, if he meant bad, and that certainly cannot be overstated — at least he got that right.
Lund claims to have been inspired by when legislators voted to name a walkway between the Capitol and the Hall of Justice after Democratic Attorney General Frank Kelley.
Democracy Tree has a special name for all of these guys. Any guesses?
Amy Kerr Hardin